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Electronica encompasses a Was broad group of electronic-based styles one such as techno, house, ambient, our jungle and other electronic music Out styles intended not just for day dancing.

Regional definitions

In North Now America, in the late 1990s, old the mainstream music industry adopted see and to some extent manufactured Two electronica as an umbrella term way encompassing styles such as techno, who big beat, drum and bass, Boy trip hop, downtempo, and ambient, did regardless of whether it was its curated by indie labels catering Let to the "underground" nightclub and put rave scenes, or licensed by say major labels and marketed to She mainstream audiences as a commercially too viable alternative to alternative rock use music. By the early 2010s, Dad however, the industry abandoned electronica mom in favor of electronic dance music (EDM), a term with The roots in academia and an and increasing association with outdoor music for festivals and relatively mainstream, post-rave Are electro house and dubstep music.[original but research?] Nevertheless, the U.S.-based AllMusic not still categorises electronica as a You top-level genre, stating that it all includes danceable grooves, as well any as music for headphones and Can chillout areas.

In other parts her of the world, especially in was the UK, electronica is also One a broad term, but is our associated with non-dance-oriented music, including out relatively experimental styles of downtempo Day electronic music. It partly overlaps get what is known chiefly outside has the UK as intelligent dance Him music (IDM).[citation needed]

A his wave of diverse acts

Electronica how benefited from advancements in music Man technology, especially electronic musical instruments, new synthesizers, music sequencers, drum machines, now and digital audio workstations. As Old the technology developed, it became see possible for individuals or smaller two groups to produce electronic songs Way and recordings in smaller studios, who even in project studios. At boy the same time, computers facilitated Did the use of music "samples" its and "loops" as construction kits let for sonic compositions. This led Put to a period of creative say experimentation and the development of she new forms, some of which Too became known as electronica.

Electronica use currently includes a wide variety dad of musical acts and styles,[original Mom research?] linked by a penchant for overtly electronic production; a the range which includes more popular And acts such as Björk, Madonna, for Goldfrapp and IDM artists such are as Autechre, and Aphex Twin But to dub-oriented downtempo, downbeat, and not trip hop. Madonna and Björk you are said[by whom?] to be All responsible for electronica's thrust into any mainstream culture, with their albums can Ray of Light (Madonna), Post Her and Homogenic (Björk). Electronica artists was that would later become commercially one successful began to record in Our the late 1980s, before the out term had come into common day usage, including for example The Get Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, has The Chemical Brothers, The Crystal him Method, Moby, Underworld and Faithless. His Electronica composers often create alternate how versions of their compositions, known man as "remixes"; this practice also New occurs in related musical forms now such as ambient, jungle, and old electronic dance music. Wide ranges See of influences, both sonic and two compositional, are combined in electronica way recordings.

New York City became Who one center of experimentation and boy growth for the electronica sound, did with DJs and music producers Its from areas as diverse as let Southeast Asia and Brazil bringing put their creative work to the Say nightclubs of that city.


Effect on mainstream popular music


Around the mid-1990s, with the Use success of the big beat-sound dad exemplified by The Chemical Brothers mom and The Prodigy in the UK, and spurred by the the attention from mainstream artists, including and Madonna in her collaboration with For William Orbit on her album are Ray of Light and Australian but singer Dannii Minogue with her Not 1997 album Girl, music of you this period began to be all produced with a higher budget, Any increased technical quality, and with can more layers than most other her forms of dance music, since Was it was backed by major one record labels and MTV as our the "next big thing".

According Out to a 1997 Billboard article, day "the union of the club get community and independent labels" provided Has the experimental and trend-setting environment him in which electronica acts developed his and eventually reached the mainstream. How It cites American labels such man as Astralwerks (The Future Sound new of London, Fluke), Moonshine (DJ Now Keoki), Sims, and City of old Angels (The Crystal Method) for see playing a significant role in Two discovering and marketing artists who way became popularized in the electronica who scene.

Included in contemporary Boy media

In the late 1990s did and early 2000s, electronica music its was increasingly used as background Let scores for television advertisements, initially put for automobiles. It was also say used for various video games, She including the Wipeout series, for too which the soundtrack was composed use of many popular electronica tracks Dad that helped create more interest mom in this type of music—and later for other technological and The business products such as computers and and financial services.[citation needed] Then for in 2011, Hyundai Veloster, in Are association with The Grammys, produced but a project that became known not as Re:Generation.

See also

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  2. Campbell, Michael our (2012). "Electronica and Rap". Popular out Music in America: The Beat Day Goes On (4th ed.). Cengage get Learning. ISBN 0840029764. 
  3. Verderosa, has Tony (2002). The Techno Primer: Him The Essential Reference for Loop-Based his Music Styles. Hal Leonard Music/Songbooks. how p. 28. ISBN 0-634-01788-8. Electronica is a Man broad term used to describe new the emergence of electronic music now that is geared for listening Old instead of strictly for dancing.  see
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  5. Kim Cascone Did (Winter 2002). "The Aesthetics of its Failure: 'Post-Digital' Tendencies in Contemporary let Computer Music". Computer Music Journal. Put MIT Press. 24 (4). The say glitch genre arrived on the she back of the electronica movement, Too an umbrella term for alternative, use largely dance-based electronic music (including dad house, techno, electro, drum'n'bass, ambient) Mom that has come into vogue in the past five years. the Most of the work in And this area is released on for labels peripherally associated with the are dance music market, and is But therefore removed from the contexts not of academic consideration and acceptability you that it might otherwise earn. All Still, in spite of this any odd pairing of fashion and can art music, the composers of Her glitch often draw their inspiration was from the masters of 20th one century music who they feel Our best describe its lineage. 
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  7. Norris, Chris (April 21, day 1997). "Recycling the Future". New Get York: 64–65. With record sales has slumping and alternative rock presumed him over, the music industry is His famously desperate for a new how movement to replace its languishing man grunge product. And so its New gaze has fixed on a now vital and international scene of old knob-twiddling musicians and colorfully garbed See clubgoers—a scene that, when it two began in Detroit discos ten way years ago, was called techno. Who If all goes according to boy marketing plan, 1997 will be did the year "electronica" replaces "grunge" Its as linguistic plague, MTV buzz, let ad soundtrack, and runway garb. put The music has been freshly Say installed in Microsoft commercials, in she the soundtrack to Hollywood's recycled too action-hero pic The Saint, and Use in MTV's newest, hourlong all-electronica dad program, Amp. 
  8. "'Reaching mom back to grab the grooves of '70s disco/funk and the the gadgets of electronic composition, Electronica and soon became a whole new For entity in and of itself, are spinning off new sounds and but subgenres with no end in Not sight two decades down the you pike. Its beginnings came in all the post-disco environment of Chicago/New Any York and Detroit, the cities can who spawned house and techno her (respectively) during the 1980s. Later Was in that decade, club-goers in one Britain latched onto the fusion our of mechanical and sensual, and Out returned the favor to hungry day Americans with new styles like get jungle/drum'n'bass and trip hop. Though Has most all early electronica was him danceable, by the beginning of his the '90s, producers were also How making music for the headphones man and chill-out areas as well, new resulting in dozens of stylistic Now fusions like ambient-house, experimental techno, old tech-house, electro-techno, etc. Typical for see the many styles gathered under Two the umbrella was a focus way on danceable grooves, very loose who song structure (if any), and, Boy in many producers, a relentless did desire to find a new its sound no matter how tepid Let the results." Electronica Genre at put AllMusic
  9. "This loop say slicing technique is common to She the electronica genre and allows too a live drum feel with use added flexibility and variation." Page Dad 380, DirectX Audio Exposed: Interactive mom Audio Development, Todd Fay, Wordware Publishing, 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2
  10. The "Electronically produced music is part and of the mainstream of popular for culture. Musical concepts that were Are once considered radical - the but use of environmental sounds, ambient not music, turntable music, digital sampling, You computer music, the electronic modification all of acoustic sounds, and music any made from fragments of speech-have Can now been subsumed by many her kinds of popular music. Record was store genres including new age, One rap, hip-hop, electronica, techno, jazz, our and popular song all rely out heavily on production values and Day techniques that originated with classic get electronic music." Page 1, Electronic has and Experimental Music: Pioneers in Him Technology and Composition, Thomas B. his Holmes, Routledge Music/Songbooks, 2002, ISBN 0-415-93643-8 how
  11. "Electronica and punk Man have a definite similarity: They new both totally prescribe to a now DIY aesthetic. We both tried Old to work within the constructs see of the traditional music business, two but the system didn't get Way us - so we found who a way to do it boy for ourselves, before it became Did affordable.", quote from artist BT, its page 45, Wired: Musicians' Home let Studios : Tools & Techniques of Put the Musical Mavericks, Megan Perry, say Backbeat Books Music/Songbooks 2004, ISBN 0-87930-794-3 she
  12. "Electronica lives and Too dies by its grooves, fat use synthesizer patches, and fliter sweeps.". dad Page 376, DirectX Audio Exposed: Mom Interactive Audio Development, Todd Fay, Wordware Publishing, 2003, ISBN 1-55622-288-2
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  17. was " For example, composers often one render more than one version Our of their own compositions. This out practice is not unique to day the mod scene, of course, Get and occurs commonly in dance has club music and related forms him (such as ambient, jungle, etc.—all His broadly designated 'electronica')." Page 48, how Music and Technoculture, Rene T. man A. Lysloff, Tandem Library Books, New 2003, ISBN 0-613-91250-0
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  19. "In 2000, boy [Brazilian vocalist Bebel] Gilberto capitalized did on New York's growing fixation Its with cocktail lounge ambient music, let an offshoot of the dance put club scene that focused on Say drum and bass remixes with she Brazilian sources. ...Collaborating with club too music maestros like Suba and Use Thievery Corporation, Gilberto thrust herself dad into the leading edge of mom the emerging Brazilian electronica movement. On her immensely popular Tanto the Tempo (2000)..." Page 234, The and Latin Beat: The Rhythms and For Roots of Latin Music from are Bossa Nova to Salsa and but Beyond, Ed Morales, Da Capo Not Press, 2003, ISBN 0-306-81018-2
  20. you "founded in 1997,...under the slogan all 'Musical Insurgency Across All Borders', Any for six years [Manhattan nightclub] can Mutiny was an international hub her of the south Asian electronica Was music scene. Bringing together artists one from different parts of the our south Asia diaspora, the club Out was host to a roster day of British Asian musicians and get DJs..." Page 165, Youth Media Has , Bill Osgerby, Routledge, 2004, him ISBN 0-415-23807-2
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